15 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD.
Belair was established during Adelaide’s settlement to supply timber.
The origin of the name Belair is uncertain but any theories about the origin exist such as being named after Bel Air, Martinique, the birth place of Gustav Ludewigs’ (man who subdivided Belair) wife. Another theory exists that it was named in 1849 after Eugene Bellairs, a Government surveyor who lived in the area.
Belair post office was opened on 3rd April 1859, it was later relocated to Blackwood in 1881 and thus became the Blackwood post office.
Belair National Park was the first Nation park to be declared in South Australia. The park sees approximately 250,000 visitors every year. Not only does the park feature natural bushland but also numerous picnic areas, tennis courts and an array of walking trails.
Belair Primary School is an International Baccalaureate School and highly regarded in the area. Check out their website for more info.
St John’s Grammar School, Primary and Senior campuses are also an excellent choice for a private school in the Belair area. You can learn more about them here.
Median House Price:
Real Estate Belair: The median house price in Belair (2011 Price Finder report) is $516,000.
Belair’s properties re of an older style home on large blocks while some properties are blessed with magnificent views of the city. A quiet, peaceful suburb, minutes from Blackwood and its facilities.
Places of Interest:
Belair National Park is very popular for feeding ducks, cycling, walking, horse riding through the bush, BBQs and playing social sport. They have a huge number of areas which can be booked out for events and special occasions. Check out all the details online here. You can also tee up close-by accommodation at the Caravan Park, check out their website for booking details.
Belair Country Club hosts an 18 hole public golf course next to the park.
Windy Point (formally know as Observation Point) provides a 230 degree panorama, making it one of the best look outs over the city, plains and coast. You can also grab a bite to eat there at the Café which provides a more relaxed atmosphere, or plan a dinner in the Restaurant’s formal, contemporary dining atmosphere. Check their site out here.
Residents and Population:
Belair has a population of 4,379 people.